Posts Tagged:Austin Drupal Support

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.


Drupal Tips for Boosting Your Search Engine Rankings

Strong SEO is easy if you build your website with Drupal.  Unlike most other content management systems, Drupal is designed from the ground up for search engine optimization. Given that Drupal is the preferred platform of Drupal web developers for building search-friendly websites, and because of Drupal’s large community of developers, there are many high-quality plug-ins available that make strong SEO simple. Of course, the fundamentals of SEO for Drupal are the same as for any other Drupal CMS: make sure to use descriptive titles, include your top search keywords in your page URLs, and keep your content fresh and focused. Read on for a few Drupal SEO tips to boost your search engine rankings and bring traffic to your website. Three top Drupal modules for SEO Pathauto module The pathauto module is very useful for SEO. Pathauto automatically creates custom URLs based on title, taxonomy, content type, and username.…

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Double Americano and Mobile First Drupal 8

As I sit in my rusty independent coffee shop looking for an angle for this topic, I can’t help but look around and size up the technology at work around me. Directly across from me is a young, college aged woman using an iPhone while reading an old growth book, she has a closed laptop before her. Seated next to her, another young woman sporting a “Be The Best Sorority” T bangs away on her Dell laptop, taking short text breaks here and there on a bedazzled iPhone. Across the cafe, near a window, sits a middle-aged Jimmy Buffet lookalike reading a laptop while listening to…best guess, “Margaritaville”. No phone at work there. Two other people in my immediate area are in the course of random tasks on their laptops with no other noticeable devices in use. It appears that recent mobile vs desktop statistics don’t hold up in my…

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Pixeldust Saves the Day With “On Demand” Drupal Support in Austin

Pop quiz hotshot! You just learned that your wadget just went viral because Justin Bieber got arrested while using it in a school zone and your site URL is now burning across every social media outlet in the Matrix. You check the load time, just for peace of mind, and get the dreaded Drupal white screen of death. What do you do? What do you do?!? Okay, maybe the Keanu Reeves movie references were a little forced, but you get the picture. Sometimes, things fall apart when you are least prepared. Not everyone has a Drupal team on standby waiting for the next great disaster, but fear not, Pixeldust is here to save the day. Pixeldust Offers Full Service Drupal Support The keys to our Drupal support are to provide 24/7 availability, quick response times, seamless integration into existing development workflows. Try to eliminate any division between your team and…

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An Approach Complicated Entity Hierarchies and Relationships in Drupal

Client Abrams Learning Trends Challenge In moving their web presence to Drupal, Abrams wanted to redefine their product organization in such a way where product updates were streamlined, and product relationships were dynamically displayed within the site. Solution With hundreds of products sold both individually and in bundles, and related to one another through various, often hierarchical categorizations, making sense of the Abrams product catalog was a major piece of this project. Both the client and Pixeldust worked closely together to build a sustainable product structure that met both the client’s organizational and update wishes, and fit neatly into Drupal’s capabilities. We broke down our problem-solving approach into:  1) Organization, 2) Product Updates, and 3) Product Relationship Display. 1) Organization We pinpointed the product relationships that mattered to the client as: categorization through normal taxonomy tags. categorization through hierarchical taxonomy tags, where one item may belong to several tags within…

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Pixeldust Street Team Getting the Word Out

The Pixeldust Street Team has been working hard to get the word out around Austin about our Drupal Development services. If you see them running from the cops, please don’t be offended if they can’t stop to chat. They are just doing their jobs. The post Pixeldust Street Team Getting the Word Out appeared first on Austin Drupal Development by Pixeldust Interactive.

Abram’s Responsive Drupal Commerce Launch

To address its commerce needs, Pixeldust helped Abrams develop a product hierarchy that added logical structure to their heretofore sprawling product groupings. This reproducible hierarchy made it possible to import over 1200 products into Commerce with the structure intact. No easy task. In the course of this project, Pixeldust developed two custom modules that will be contributed to the Drupal community. Pixeldust used Foundation as the framework on which to build a responsive theme. This project marks our first partnering with Pantheon Hosting. Pantheon is a Drupal specific hosting platform with amazing development and performance benefits.  Abrams Learning Trends  is an Austin, TX based innovative publisher of high quality Pre-K–5 supplemental educational materials in literacy, phonics, math, science, health & safety, and more. Visit www.abramslearnigntrends.com The post Abram’s Responsive Drupal Commerce Launch appeared first on Austin Drupal Development by Pixeldust Interactive.

Drupal 7 Helps Scott & White Get Ready for the New Health Insurance Marketplace

Pixeldust Interactive is proud to announce the launch of the fully ACA-compliant Scott & White Health Plan website (SWHP.org). This nine-month website development project  was designed to provide Scott & White, a major Texas-based health insurance provider, with a user-friendly, multi-function website to comply with the provisions of the Affordable Care Act mandating access to the newly-created health insurance marketplace. [] The new Scott & White Health Plan site includes a main website and 10 sub-websites on a single Drupal 7 installation. Visitors to the site can browse through the various information and education pages provided by Scott & White, and then choose among Scott & White plans and the plans available on the health insurance marketplace (also called the health insurance exchange). The Scott & White Health Plan website is a professional, easy-to-use  resource for comparing health insurance options, as well as a one-stop health insurance portal for SWHP…

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Frustrated by Lack of Google Keyword Planner Data? Try the Forecasting Tool by @SouthernSEJ

Google’s suggested solution for extracting more data from Keyword Planner is to try using the built-in forecasting feature.The post Frustrated by Lack of Google Keyword Planner Data? Try the Forecasting Tool by @SouthernSEJ appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Reach Your 100% Perfect Audience With Facebook Behavioral Targeting

As a marketer, you create tens of Facebook ads each month. You spend hours tweaking your ad visuals and messages. But… are you even targeting the right audience? Here’s a confession: I used to be so overwhelmed with increasing our company’s ad conversions that I completely forgot about targeting the 100% right audience. But as we finally upped our targeting game, we saw an over 35% increase in our Facebook advertising ROI. You too can improve your ad performance by targeting a 100% perfect Facebook audience. In this guide, we walk through the basics of Facebook Behavioral Targeting and look how you can use this feature to create better audiences. Ready to learn something new today? Here’s your go-to guide! The basics of Behavioral Targeting Before we dive into mobile devices, traveling habits and purchase behaviors of your target audience, there are a few things every marketer should know. First, let’s…

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Twitter Adds Pre-Roll Ads, Periscope Monetization by @DannyNMIGoodwin

Twitter is expanding video content monetization with pre-roll ads for video creators and a new way for brands and creators to team up on live video.The post Twitter Adds Pre-Roll Ads, Periscope Monetization by @DannyNMIGoodwin appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Free Psychology Courses

I signed up for a few of these and have been getting them in my inbox daily (at least this one sends them daily. My inbox looks like this: Daily drips…! It’s been kind of fun and I’ve learned a good bit. If I were to do my undergraduate degree all over I would have probably gone into psychology. I was already building software and eventually failed out of the CompSci program anyway. But, I could have gained a much better appreciation for behavioral science, society, and relationships in psychology, which is pretty much 100% of the game when it comes to life. These courses are pretty cool. The post Free Psychology Courses appeared first on John Saddington. Source: https://john.do/

Drupal Developer – Irving, TX – InfoVision, Inc. – Irving, TX

Software Developer – Drupal*. Expertise in Drupal, PHP, JavaScript, JQuery and HTML*. Expertise in Drupal, PHP, JavaScript, JQuery and HTML (Over 4 years of…From Indeed – Fri, 02 Sep 2016 14:45:55 GMT – View all Irving jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Drupal Developer to work in the MUSIC INDUSTRY position is open @creativecorp

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The Complete Guide to Mastering E-commerce Product Category Page Optimization by @stoneyd

Learn how to optimize your ecommerce product category pages to draw more traffic and convert more of that traffic to paying customers.The post The Complete Guide to Mastering E-commerce Product Category Page Optimization by @stoneyd appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

I Wanted to Type a Number

Zach Leatherman on the weirdnesses of numeric inputs. A new hero is born: Luckily, the web standards people have recognized this mess and have standardized an appetizing alternative: the inputmode attribute. inputmode lets you directly specify which type of keyboard to use, independent of the type attribute value. This new attribute isn’t supported anywhere yet, though. They’ve also create a new plugin to help normalized numeric input behavior. Direct Link to Article — Permalink I Wanted to Type a Number is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

5 steps to creating frustration-free Android test devices

How to setup devices so that manual testing doesn’t crush your soulA few days ago, I picked up one of my test devices to try out some new code. I couldn’t believe how frustrating it was.I wasn’t logged into the right accounts. I didn’t have the right apps installed. By the time I finished testing, I couldn’t even remember how to reproduce the bug.And like any Android programmer, my testing frustration was magnified because we support numerous OS versions/devices.To save my sanity, I built a system for a unified, predictable setup on every device. Here’s how to do it.1. Install the OS versions you supportDepending on what API levels you support, ideally you have a 1–1 device to API ratio. This isn’t always possible of course, but it’s helpful.So first things first — take an inventory of your devices and which ones support which OS versions. Then examine what your customers use the most and optimize for those scenarios.With that in…

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How Visual Search Could Change SEO for E-Commerce by @ab80

Visual search might never replace text-based search, but in an industry that relies on images to appeal to its audience, it’s a trend to watch out for.The post How Visual Search Could Change SEO for E-Commerce by @ab80 appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

How to Build Successful Email Marketing Campaigns With Cynthia Price of Emma

In this Marketing Nerds episode, Cynthia Price of Emma talks about what works best in email marketing, as well as some brands who are doing it right.The post How to Build Successful Email Marketing Campaigns With Cynthia Price of Emma appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Chennai Drupal Global Training – Sept 10

Start:  2016-09-10 10:00 Asia/Kolkata Organizers:  Shyamala Sivaji [email protected] arunkumark Event type:  Training (free or commercial) Dear all, Chennai Drupal Community Team announces free Drupal training workshop on Global Drupal Training Day. We are glad to invite you to attend the Training Session on various modules on Drupal technology at T.Nagar, Chennai, India on 10 September, 2016. We are also privileged to provide an opportunity to Drupal trainers across India & globe to present and showcase their skills & knowledge in Drupal. This is a window for both trainers & trainees to exchange views, understand technological evolutions, to feel inspired and empowered. (Trainers out side India can connect using Skype) Information on venue, program details will be updated shortly. Below are the links for trainers and trainees to register for the program. Register Register early so that you can book a seat before the opportunity is lost. Excited to see you…

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